Ferries / Faehren
a summer day,
ferries will converge at
Helgoland from various ports around the German bight.
ferries, there are numerous
charter boats. They come from as far north as the island of Sylt near
Danish border, as far south as the city of Hamburg on the Elbe River,
and as far west as the island of Borkum on the Dutch border.
travel times are in the two-and-a-half- to
three-hour range, with the longest being five hours from Hamburg (where
the fairly recent addition of a high-speed catamaran cuts the time
considerably). This smorgasbord of options is great for people who get
a kick out of travel by water.
reasonable, generally less than EUR 35
round trip from various ports. For not much more, you can buy a
round-trip ticket in which the return ticket is usable any time within
period. That’s the obvious choice if you intend to stay on the
island for a
period of days or weeks.
ship would have mostly to do with your
preferred departure point and how it fits in with your itinerary and
other travel plans. The easiest port to reach for people coming from
other countries would probably be Hamburg, since the city has an